Friday, 24 October 2014

Singa

This is what greets you at Gardens by the Bay near the escalator. Carved from one piece of wood. 

On another note, Singapore is often known as the lion city but it is unlikely that lions ever existed in Singapore. Read about how Singapore got its name here.



Thursday, 23 October 2014

Under the African Sky Doily Challenge Update 3

This is week 3 since we started. Are you excited to see the trees? 

Doily #1
Doily #2


Let's see what the other participants are doing:
Pigmini


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy Deepavali


Today in Singapore, we are celebrating the Festival of Lights. The above photo is a rangoli. It is a piece of art usually made at the entrance of a home to welcome Hindu deities during festivals.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Under the African Sky Doily WIP4


While joining the trees to my doily, I got a little restless and decided to start a new 'Under the African Sky' doily. This time I was going to use more solid colours but could not help myself but to add the variegated blue for the sky. 

Looking forward to seeing the trees here? Stay tuned!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Glass Jellyfish


No, its just a glass chandelier. Can you see that the whole chandelier is made up of a glass tubing shaped into a hook which when assembled together makes this beautiful light fixture?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Botanical Coaster



This pattern is from my newest pattern book by Tomoko Morimoto titled 'New Tatting'. This is found on page 110 of the book. I rather like this book. Patterns are not difficult and there is this doily I am dying to tat. Perhaps after the African Sky doily by Jane McLelland.

This pattern combines Josephine knots and tiny rings. In the book, a lighter ecru is used for the twin rings while I used a contrasting darker colour. Tatted in Flora Size 20 threads in pink and purple.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Osmanthus Jelly



Flowers suspended in time. 
Light fragrance and a refreshing dessert to complete the meal.
Restaurant a little noisy but
company was familiarly enjoyable.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Under the African Sky Doily Challenge Update 2


These are bright colours. Will be joining the trees now.

Check out their progress on their blogs:
Fox
Denise
Ninetta
Kristen
Pigmini

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Pumpkin Soup

Now isn't that a pretty picture. 



It was from a 5 course lunch set at a vegetarian restaurant called SuFood.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014